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If you are a site designer, or a site owner, you will at some point need to evaluate a site. Do the bones of the site stand up, or it is a screaming wreck hidden behind a pretty facade? The first thing I do is look at the source code.  Beautiful code isn't the final answer on site testing, but it's a place to start.  Is it table based, or a CSS layout? A table based layout should put up a warning flag. Table based layouts are outdated... you can do better. You want CSS. It's more adaptable, and more accessible to a wide range of technologies.

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The nice people at WebAssist.com are letting me try out their new CSS Menu Writer extension for Dreamweaver. I got a demonstration of it yesterday, and I've been putting it though it's paces this morning. It is exactly what the title would suggest, a CSS menu writer. Working through four tabbed menus, you can easily create fairly complex, and valid CSS menus. I'm very impressed with it so far. The extension works well, and is quite intuitive.

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IE 6 actually had the best CSS support of any browser when it first came out... SEVEN YEARS AGO. - CSS-Tricks

Chris Coyier at CSS Tricks has written a very nice piece on IE6 CSS bugs. Anyone who's dealt with these will appreciate this list. Anyone who's fought with them and didn't know what they were will appreciate them more.

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A List Apart has a great article on How to Size Text in CSS

In this article, we will reconcile the designer's requirement for accuracy with the user's need to resize text on demand, arriving at a best practice that satisfies designers and users and works across browsers and platforms.

How can you ask for anything more than that?

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What type of image should I use online, JPG, GIF, or PNG? Simple question, but the obvious reply is another question. How are you going to use the image? One of my favorite quotations is Horatio Greenough's "form follows function". The function of an image should control the image's file type. A few things to consider:

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A very simple web page where the text fades out at the bottom. A very simple effect, but very dramatic in the execution.

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I've had the need to show and hide text using CSS and JavaScript on several occasions. While I found good solutions at the time, I've kept my eye out for alternate solutions. Jennifer Kyrnin at About.com: Web Design has a good article on the subject. It is a well written explanation of how to perform this task.

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There's a great article about Using WordPress Categories To Style Posts at Lorelle on WordPress . You might think to yourself that you don't want a blog, but WordPress can be used for much more than that. It would be reasonably easy to create a website powered by WordPress that looked nothing like a traditional blog. WordPress gives you the ability to easily post information in an orderly manner.

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I haven't used Eric Meyer’s CSS Layout Generator for Adobe Dreamweaver, but it looks promising. I've been very impressed with his writing on CSS, and I'd be shocked if this wasn't exactly what it says it is. I've been wondering when something like this would come out.

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What is the difference between the CSS Class selector and Style property? It's both a big difference, and a small one. While they use the same style rules, and can often create the same effects, there are different reasons for using each of them. They are both used to attach characteristics to an HTML element, but the Class selector is used when those characteristics are common to your site. For instance I would use a class selector if I were defining code, like this:

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